Dangers of chasing profit

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Our goal in playing this game is to try to find players whose productivity exceeds our investment. Player projections attempt to place a metric on productivity; ADPs and AAVs attempt to show us how others are investing. These two lines of thought are...

Ron Shandler

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is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - BaseballHQ.com - celebrated 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, ESPN.com (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

24 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame

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Where to find Ron now

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For relievers, just worry about the saves

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Starters offer small pockets of high skill, low risk

Over 85 percent of the pitchers at the top of the pool are established veterans. This would seem to lend needed stability to these volatile cornerstone players. However, only about 60 percent of them are free of any health concerns. Some Asset Groups are healthier than others – (F/ER,KK)...

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As always, outfield offers a little of everything. Power, speed, batting average – take your pick. However, there are mine fields as well; about 70 percent of the top names come along with some injury risk. Still, this position is also one of the most experienced; about 85 percent...

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Stock Up on Speedy Shortstops

In this speed-starved world, shortstop is the position where you can plant a flag in the scarce SB category, even late. This position has gotten stronger in recent years, but the current upper tier is composed of players with lesser experience and a few health issues, and thus, wider...

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2B Talent is Shallow, Concentrated

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